There have been wider tensions around Zanzibar’s union with the mainland, with some parties wanting to break ties and return to independence
Zanzibar to vote again after scrapped presidential poll; an opposition win could be a headache for Magufuli
Zanzibar has experienced sectarian and political tensions in recent years with the unrest affecting the islands' key tourist industry.
Tanzania opposition gamble on controversial ex-premier pays off with biggest slice of Parliament seats ever
The election was “a high-risk, high-reward game for the opposition,” and eventually the end justified the means.
Outgoing Tanzania president Jakaya Kikwete says concerned, directs talks after poll was dramatically nullified .
Blows, tears and jeers as Zanzibar vote cancelled in Tanzania polls; opposition wants entire election scrapped
Poll boss says Zanzibar electoral commissioners were partisan and even exchanged blows because of differences among them.
Tanzania has held regular elections since 1964, with CCM dominating governance of the nation.